For farmers and ranchers, agricultural safety is their best investment. Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Promotion & Education Committee promotes safety and health in agricultural and rural communities.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you can contact the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5000 or 888-345-0823 to access resources.
Farm Town Strong
Managing Unwanted Medications and Drop-Off Locations
Minnesota Department of Health Opioid Dashboard
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Minnesota Department of Human Resources—Know the Dangers
The nation's two largest farm organizations have teamed up to bring attention to the opioid epidemic in farm country and provide information and resources to help those struggling with opioid abuse at FarmTownStrong.org.
During Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) week, MFBF hosted a Lunch N Learn to bring attention to the opioid epidemic in rural America. Kirk Hughes with Minnesota Poison Control addressed the scope of the opioid epidemic regionally and nationally. The various abusable forms of opioids such as Vicodin, Heroin and Carfentanil were identified. Use of Naloxone was also discussed.
To use a farm safety trailer, contact one of the following:
Contact: Bruce and Kim Brenden
If you have questions on utilizing the safety learning modules, please contact the individuals listed above.